Topic: Did anyone develop allergies AFTER chemo?

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2008 10:22AM

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008 10:22AM

FitChik wrote:

Let me say that I am sooooooo freakin' tired of my runny nose, my itchy, red eyes, sneezing, headaches and face aches, itchy throat and, now, a cough that has me panicking about lung mets. I've seen my doctor who prescribed a few expensive drugs that did zip...nothing. She referred me to a ENT specialist at the hospital who saw an old throat polyp and declared me dehydrated. So I'm not optimistic about medical intervention in this case. I guess I want to know I'm not alone. Has anyone else who had NO allergies prior to chemo developed allergies after treatment? If so, what do you do for them? My nose bleeds everyday from the constant running and I'm sick of being surrounded by tissues! Frown

~Marin

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." ~Nora Ephron
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Feb 3, 2008 03:37PM 2up wrote:

constantly runny nose and watery eyes over here (never had a problem before chemo) ............ and i sneeze like crazy too!

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Feb 4, 2008 07:02AM chemosabi wrote:

Constant runny nose here also.  And developed asthma.  It started with my first chemo and never went away.

Nicki (aka chemosabi)

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Feb 4, 2008 03:59PM - edited Mar 11, 2008 02:27PM by BethNY

Lauren, it's all about the swiffer duster.  Best invention EVER.  The stick stretches so long with the press of a button, and the dusters catch the dust instead of letting it float onto the floor.

The head bends a million ways so you can get all angles of the fan.

I swear, I should do a commercial for this product... i LOVE it, but my nose, throat and eyes, wish that dust never existed in the first place.

Be your own hero
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Feb 5, 2008 09:08AM - edited Feb 5, 2008 09:09AM by abbadoodles

Girls, have you ever tried those old-fashioned wool yarn dustmops?  A friend of mine has had one for years and kept telling me how wonderful it was but I didn't move to buy one until recently.

It's great!  Much more effective than anything I have used.  Mop the floor, shake out the door.  When you think the mophead is dirty, wash it!  I love this thing.

http://sla-dust.com/

They have the regular size mop and also a couple of smaller ones for small spaces or dusting walls or overhead.

BTW, how is Marin lately?  She hasn't been posting much and I know she was worried about that cough. 

Tina

Tina
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Feb 5, 2008 09:07PM FitChik wrote:

Oh Tina, thanks for thinking of me! I must say that it's true that misery loves company because it's a relief to me that some of you are also having severe waterworks. Not one of my docs believe that the allergies are chemo-related and i just know they are. No matter, I suppose, if I could find relief. The cough is the most concerning right now. It just doesn't go away. I have an onc f/u on 2/20 and I'm sure I'll get a lung scan. So one way or another, I'll know and take it from there. I'm pretty nervous about it, but am trying not to think about it (right).

And, Tina, I haven't been posting as much as usual because my job has gotten more demanding and I've got this awesome new man to spend time with. And next week, I'm starting to teach 2 more fitness classes, so I'll be even crazier! I guess I'm trying to stay distracted until the 20th, ya know?

~Marin

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." ~Nora Ephron
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Feb 6, 2008 11:45AM abbadoodles wrote:

Oh, a MAN.  That explains everything.

Go, Marin, go!

Tina

Tina
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Dec 12, 2014 10:27PM Susan456 wrote:

I just found this old thread...

My allergies have been going nuts since chemo. And I'm running out of ideas for what to do about it. Did it clear up for you all after a while??

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Dec 13, 2014 08:26PM denise-g wrote:

I am 2.5 years post chemo -- became allergic to gluten/wheat and dairy during chemo.

Still have it!!  

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Jun 4, 2019 09:44AM 09292009 wrote:

I have the same problems, I take Zertec  5mg every night, you have to keep it in your system. 10mg is too much for me, it causes me to feel tired. It also helps with the itchy skin.  I also take an herb for my lungs it is ALJ I forget the name brand, but it works. I had a cough that would not stop, and a spot on my lung, this started during radiation, after chemo and surgery. So I went to herb shop and he recommended the ALJ I have used it ever since and can tell when I run out. I am 9 years from last treatments and still have these issues. I am now developing food sensitivities, first one was shell fish, just started having issues with onion, do not know what will be next. Just hope everyone will watch for these things. I am blessed, this can be managed.

M Keller

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